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  1. Well another era over. She is SOLD. I think to a good home too. ! She has already gone. It was really sad. My last drive was one of the worst in the whole six years ownership. Heavy rain is an underestimate. !! Avoiding huge streams of the roads edges. No fun at all. Then heavy rain watching her go. Dismal. On the other side, if my drive had been on a sunny, dry day......well !! Certainly would have been harder watching her depart. I have her on 1st reserve for buy back anyway. ! Mods.....I couldn't work out how to edit my Subject Post to SOLD. !! It's late is my excuse. ! Please. Thank you.
  2. RELUCTANTLY FOR SALE….As it’s time to move on. (Just hope I don’t regret this !) NISSAN 350Z UK - GT – AZURE BLUE – Manual. £5250 ono 2005. 3498cc. 280bhp. 74116 miles – which will go up. I have owned for just over 6 years. She has been a great car, which I have enjoyed tremendously and used almost daily. Plus had Some Good Road trips to Scotland twice and South of France Full Service History, MOT Till 09/12/19 Last Service P2 on 28/03/19 She is completely unmolested with exception of the Japspeed K1 exhaust inc Y pipes and pop charger - which has the bungs still in. She is loud enough ! Actually sounds fabulous. GT Spec - Inc Heated Seats, Electric Seat Adjustments, Rear Parking Sensors. Cruise Control. Bose CD/Tape Player. CD Player Temperamental. Black Leather Xenon Headlights, Electric Folding Mirrors. Wheels 18” Ray Alloys – 2 Sets. Summer Tyres – Michelin Pilot Sport. Air Conditioning (Also for Sale A Silver set of Ray with Winter Tyres Michelin Pilot Alpins at £750. She has been a Brilliant and car runs superbly well. Very well maintained, anything needed done promptly. In good condition for year, (14 years old). History July 13 – Air Con Belt, Auxiliary Drive Belt Sept 13 – Lower Front and Rear Wishbone Inners, Superpro Bush Kit Nov 14 – Front Anti Roll Bar Drop Links, Front Anti Roll Bar Inner Bushes May 15 – Rear Brake Discs and Pads Oct 15 – Front Brake Discs, P2 Service, Tailgate Boot Gas Strut Feb 16 – Bosch Battery – 4 yr Warranty June 16- Front Pads Nov 16 - Service May 17 – Tie Rods and Track Rod Ends, 4 Wheel Alignment. Nov 17 – P3. Diff Oil, Brake Fluid, Link Rods os April 18 -P1 – Belt Set Dec 18 – Lower Control Arms & Track Rod Ends & Banana Arms Jan 19 - New Headlight Bulbs -D2R March 19 – P2. Oil & Filter, plugs, blades The bad bits A few tiny stone chips on the bonnet. Alloys could do with a refurb, albeit I have tided them up so they look fine. The red lens inside the driver’s door is broken and needs a replacement one. One of the small Cubby holes in the rear of the car has a broken clip. The Bose CD Player is temperamental. Sometimes it plays and then plays up !! She currently has a crack in the bottom of the windscreen, I have booked the replacement, so this will be done for the sale. I am based in North Oxfordshire, 1 mile from the Warwickshire border.
  3. Thanks Dan. Hoped you would pass on your thoughts. Will give more 2.7's a drive and work harder on the rev's. Was perhaps being too considerate of the car especially as was a private sale ! Was hoping to go today but is foul weather here and would prefer dry roads for a test drive.
  4. Hi all. I am looking to purchase a Porsche Cayman. Somewhat bewildered by it all to say the least. I have done my homework, rang Porsche dealerships x 2, a Porsche specialist x 3. Checked likely issues old, current and possible even likely ones. Checked running costs, servicing etc. Been advised best one is 2.7 987 gen 2. Late 2007 on have no IMS issues. So..........after driving many miles.......... Driven a 3.4 2007 manual. Quite amazing and loved it. Just this was not the right car, other issues. Besides aware of IMS Issues (new engine !! ) and Bore Scoring from being driven hard when cold on 3.4's. Then a 2.7 late 2007. Drove one 3 weeks after the 3.4. Of course it was not the same in the way it led into action. But also much slower to get any punchy power out of it and then a struggle. I gathered from the owner it needed to be in 3.5 to 4000 revs to get it to work. I was at least expecting to be able to overtake at ease. Does anyone own a 2.7 Cayman, manual, non turbo who might give me their thoughts. Or anyone with good knowledge of the Cayman please. I am not too techie but have a 2005 350z no mods except Japspeed exhaust and Corrado VR6 with Ram air filter and miltek exhaust. With being really light weight car it just flies. Neither are mapped but both have easy and good pull in any gear which of course I am going to compare to. I am going to hopefully get to test drive more 2.7's to compare too. Thanks in advance. Wendy
  5. Tell me about it. !!!! Mine was on the Passenger side, not sure for the new MOT system, but the old one, I believe it is ok if not blocking drivers vision. I had a crack in my windscreen early January, it was only fixed on 23rd May !!!!!!! I too paid my excess in January !!!!!!!!! Grgh ! The fix also came after after my Europe Road Trip to Monaco in early May. Worst was, Autoglass booked the job four times !! A tad frustrating. All done now, hope you get yours fixed soon.
  6. Andy hi, I can still make the Daytime. You have crossed me off completly !!!! Wendy
  7. I went to this in my VR6 Corrado. Bizzarely they parked us up initially right outside Ikea, we got there about 7.50am, but being a Classic !!! We moved to the Classic displays in the centre - by Primark. Brilliant show, been a few times now, I think its great this is held for Free too. Wandered along to Ikea much later, probably around 5pm but no 350's, so presume you had all left. You so must get the Parade Lap organised next time, it is just brilliant fun, I have done that a few times now too. Annoyingly there were a few slower cars infront of us, so I had to keep holding back, before I could let loose and have some fun in the chicanes. I am reckoning this is worth a visit over 2 days next year, I never get round it all and watch all the track action in one day.
  8. Oh I don't know. It's such a mindfield and so many good and bad pointers, advice etc. For now I am just looking on Piston Heads and seeing what I like. I have wanted a 911 for ever, and think i should perhaps scratch that itch.....but then I adore the looks of the Cayman and been mid engined etc, I know its a better drivers car. Plus I want to be able to afford to own it and run it So far I have noted a :- Cayman 2.7, 2007, 2 owners with 73k. I know folk always go on about the bigger engine model, but not understanding totally why...other than its bigger and more bhp. But how much do I really need ? Then a 2003, 996 Carrera 2 Tiptronic Auto with 79k. Not sure about the auto bit and slightly wary of the 996 problems, thinking a 997 is a safer bet. Cayman 3.4 2006 with 66K 4 owners I think i will end up going for something I like the look of and then working backwards in the spec. Fewer owners is quite an issue for me, too many have had masses of owners as then its servicing history is usually with the same one or two garages too. I need to find someone with some Porsche knowledge to come out with me too, plus do more studying !!!
  9. Andy hi, Huge apologies to mess you around. I am not able to make the dinner which I had reserved. I don't believe numbers have yet been handed over for the dinners as yet. However if deposits have been paid, naturally i will reimburse you. I will still be along for the daytime meet though. Thanks and apologies again. Wendy
  10. Sorry, been really slack and not on the forum for a while. I can't make this either, sorry. Wanting to go to a Porsche meet in Bibury. !!!!! For my next car.... Yes, selling the 350.





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